Warrick's Story


Doctor Warrick Bishop is a practising cardiologist, #1 best-selling author and key-note speaker who is passionate about helping to prevent heart disease on a global scale.

Warrick graduated from the University of Tasmania, School of Medicine, 1988. He subsequently completed advanced training in cardiology in Hobart, Tasmania, becoming enrolled as a fellow of the Royal Australian College of Physicians.

 

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A number of years ago, an amazing and paradigm-shifting coincidence started Warrick on his personal mission to prevent heart attacks rather than try to cure them.

A commotion drew Warrick over to the side of the road as he was driving to work one day. Wondering if his medical expertise could be of assistance, he approached and tried to get a grasp on the situation.

During a local fun run, one of the runners suffered a heart attack and collapsed. When he came over to help with the frantic resusciation, Warrick was shocked to discover that he had examined the very same man in his own office just two years earlier and had confidently reassured him that, health-wise, he was completely fine.

Warrick concluded that he had missed an opportunity to make a difference, and it had nearly cost a life!

 


 

 

Based on the current risk calculation procedures and the best medical practice of the time, the fun-runner shouldn't have been at high risk...but he was! That meant Warrick had reassured a patient based on treadmill testing - the best measurement tool available at the time - that he was fine, only to find himself part of the team resuscitating that same man when he almost dropped dead taking part in a fun run.

This simply wasn’t good enough for Warrick, who repeatedly asked himself “could this risk assessment be done differently and better?”

It soon became clear to Warrick that the more precise we can be in collating the information we have in regard to a patient’s heart health and real risk of heart attack, the better we can look after that person…and the better they can look after themselves.

It seems so obvious when put like that, but the tools and opportunity to use them are still relatively new, not generally well understood by the public and certainly not broadly used within the medical community.

 


 

 

635,000 people in the US suffer a first-time heart attack every year. For 10% - 15% of these sufferers, that first event is fatal – they die with no prior warning. No prior warning – when the information that could help prevent it was there if they’d only looked! Or, if they’d only known where to look!

This important question started Warrick on a journey which meant he was open to looking more closely at new and emerging technology to help in being more precise about risk of heart attack.

Building on that quest for knowledge and a desire to make a difference, Warrick has decided to create a program to help people manage their risks better. It's called “The Healthy Heart Network”. With The Healthy Heart Network, he can now help reduce heart disease as a major killer in the world!

 


 

 

Warrick holds a number of professional certifications and achievements:
 

  • First cardiologist in Tasmania with this specialist recognition in CT Cardiac Coronary Angiography
  • Level B certification, with the Australian Joint Committee for CCTA
  • Member of the Society of Cardiac Computed Tomography
  • Member of the Australian Atherosclerosis Society
  • Participant on the panel of ‘interested parties’ developing a model of care and national registry for familial hypercholesterolaemia
  • Accredited examiner for the Royal Australian College of Physicians, regularly involved with teaching medical students and junior doctors
  • Worked with Hobart’s Menzies Institute for Medical Research on projects in an affiliate capacity
  • Recognised by the Medical School of the University of Tasmania with academic status
  • Member of the Clinical Issues Committee of the Australian Heart Foundation, providing input to issues of significance for the management of heart patients


In his free time, Warrick enjoys travel and music and he surfs and plays guitar with his children.

 

 


 

 

KNOW YOUR REAL RISK OF HEART ATTACK

Warrick’s second International #1 Best Seller was written after his experience helping resuscitate a fun-runner who had suffered a heart attack – a man that Warrick had cleared as fit and healthy only two years previously.

Subsequent research carried out by Warrick led him to the conclusion that current heart testing methods simply weren’t good enough. His patient had presented well, tested well, but had almost died from a heart attack two years later.

Read the story and decide for yourself whether you want to take the steps to Know Your Real Risk Of Heart Attack. Warrick, himself says…

As a cardiologist, I have not yet met a patient who expected to have a problem; patients do not put in their diaries ‘possible problem with my heart next week’. Yet, what if we could be forewarned about, or prepared for, a potential problem with our coronary arteries? … What if we could plan NOT to have heart attack?"

 


 

Know Your Real Risk of Heart Attack is the first-of-its-kind, offering a balanced and referenced discussion of coronary risk assessment using modern technology. This book will empower you as an individual to choose how you want to deal with your risk of the single biggest killer in the western world.”

 

 

Your heart health is in your hands. Knowing your risk of suffering a heart attack is too.

The Healthy Heart Network can help you find the right information for you, then support you in using that information to improve your heart health and reduce your risk of heart attack. None of us are alone – we have access to an entire Network of support and encouragement along our journey.

 

 

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